I wanted to do this blog so that it connects our old learning from the empiricism / rationalism unit with the new stuff on romanticism and individualism, with the movie, Inception being the bridge between the two units.
John Locke wrote about where ideas come from in his Essay Concerning Human Understanding. Being a big proponent of the tabula rasa concept, he felt that nothing existed in our mind that didn't come from either our senses or our experience. We could trace all of it back to its original source and we would find one of those two origins.
2. Why do you think ideas are so powerful? Are they more powerful than images? Why or why not?
Due Tuesday, February 1. 250 words total.
Here's an awesome article about Inception from Wired Magazine in their section, the Frontal Cortex:
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/07/the-neuroscience-of-inception/ Beware, spoilers abound, so be careful.
http://www.imposemagazine.com/bytes/inception-meaning-behind-character-names From Impose, guesses at the meanings behind thecharacters' names.
Cinema Blend's alternative take on Inception: http://www.cinemablend.com/dvds/Alternate-Take-Inception-4692.html